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'Shrink-wrap' electronics could help neurological disorders

URBANA – Epilepsy and other neurological conditions could be treated with electrodes that "shrink-wrap to the brain's surface," says a University of Illinois professor who has pioneered flexible electronics.

It's Your Business: Beauty chain plans opening at mall

The beauty chain store Sephora will open in Champaign's Market Place Mall this summer.

The store, at nearly 6,000 square feet, will carry over 13,000 products from more than 200 different brands, including skin and body care lines, fragrances and hair care items.

Workshop scheduled on basics of using Twitter

If you're interested in using Twitter but aren't sure how to get started, the Champaign Public Library has a workshop that can help.

A Tech Talk next week will focus on teaching Twitter to beginners. It's scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the library's Busey Computer Room.

Books that don't just lie there

CHAMPAIGN – When Apple announced its iPad in late January, Theo Gray decided he would adapt his book "The Elements" as an e-book application for the tablet computer.

"I've got 60 days. Can I make this happen?" said Gray, a co-founder of Wolfram Research in Champaign.

Claims not so 'exaggerated' 50 years after PLATO

URBANA – The PLATO computer system at the University of Illinois innovated both in hardware – including plasma display and touch screens – and software – educational innovations, email, interactivity with other users and even instant messaging as early as 1961.

Better Business Bureau says beware the phishy inbox

The Better Business Bureau has issued a warning about a new phishing scam recently landing in e-mail inboxes across the U.S.

The bureau said the malicious e-mails have come from the address seatac@bbb.org and they pretend to be about a complaint being filed against the company.

OK of Big Broadband grant means real work can begin

Now the work begins.

Officials from Urbana, Champaign and the University of Illinois are expected to meet this week to work on plans for the Big Broadband fiber-optic network that will bring high-speed Internet to the twin cities and campus.

$15 million from U,S. will go to UI for improving security of electronic medical records

URBANA – The University of Illinois has won a $15 million federal grant to help improve the security of electronic medical records.

MTD foresees benefits - from better security cameras to outdoor screens for schedules - in joining broadband consortium

CHAMPAIGN – The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District board Wednesday formally committed the MTD to the Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband Consortium.

The MTD will pay $339,102 to become part of the group, plus an annual fiber maintenance charge of $24,910 during the 20-year term of the agreement.

Fiber-optic installation may begin next year

URBANA – Acceptance of a $22.5 million federal grant by Urbana City Council members Monday means that local officials can now begin the hard work – actually building a fiber-optic network.